Justices Get Ideal Case To Set Software Patent Bar

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 8:37 PM EDT) -- Alice Corp.'s Wednesday appeal of a notoriously divided Federal Circuit ruling that failed to set a standard on software-patent eligibility gives the U.S. Supreme Court an ideal opportunity to step in and set the bar, attorneys say.

In a separate case, WildTangent Inc. asked the justices last month also to weigh in on the same question: whether abstract ideas implemented using a computer can be patented. But attorneys expect that since Alice Corp.'s case was taken en banc by the Federal Circuit specifically to create a...
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